Boris Johnson says he will find it hard to vote for Rishi Sunak’s Brexit deal

Boris Johnson has said he will find it “very difficult” to vote for Rishi Sunak’s new Brexit deal for Northern Ireland

The former prime minister said the deal was “not about the UK taking back control”. It is the first time he has commented since Mr Sunak unveiled the Windsor agreement on Monday.

The deal with the EU aims to fix post-Brexit trade problems in Northern Ireland.

But Mr Johnson said it was “a version of the solution that was being offered” to Liz Truss when she served as his foreign secretary last year.

In a speech in Westminster, the former PM said: “This is the EU graciously unbending to do what we want in our country not by our laws but by theirs.